The online publishers which control the news in South Africa

Narratiive has released its website traffic statistics for June 2019, which show that 24.com (Media24) is by far the largest online publisher in South Africa.

Narratiive is the official traffic measurement partner of the IAB South Africa and provides accurate traffic and demographics statistics for South Africa’s top websites.

News websites are some of the most popular online destinations among South Africans, with News24 topping the rankings with 6.2 million unique monthly visitors.

TimesLive is the second largest news website with 5.6 million unique South African browsers followed by IOL on 4.1 million.

Biggest online publishers in South Africa

Here are the top five online publishers in South Africa which account for the majority of news traffic in South Africa.

The tables below show the top publishers based on readership, along with the prominent websites in their stables.

24.com
South African Browsers (Readership) 17.5 million
Focus Areas General News and Business
Website SA Browsers
News24 6.2 million
Business Insider 2.8 million
Sport24 2.1 million
Tiso Blackstar Group
South African Browsers (Readership) 9.7 million
Focus Areas General News and Business
Website SA Browsers
TimesLive 5.6 million
Sowetan Live 3.5 million
Business Live 1.1 million
Caxton Digital
South African Browsers (Readership) 8.5 million
Focus Areas General News
Website SA Browsers
Citizen 3.9 million
MyBroadband
South African Browsers (Readership) 5.3 million
Focus Areas Technology and Business
Website SA Browsers
BusinessTech 3.5 million
MyBroadband 2.4 million
Independent Online
South African Browsers (Readership) 4.9 million
Focus Areas General News and Business
Website SA Browsers
IOL 4.1 million

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